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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Nov 10, 2007 8:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: George Halas....I Never Knew

Most of us football fans only know George Halas as Papa Bear. The main man behind the Chicago Bears.

But, did you also know that Mr. Halas played minor league and semi-pro baseball. He was so good at baseball, he eventually earned a promotion to the New York Yankees, where he played 12 games as an outfielder in the major leagues in 1919. However, a hip injury effectively ended his baseball career. He was succeeded as the Yankees' right fielder by Babe Ruth.

This is truth. I find it interesting. How many people could honestly say, "after I left the team they had to replace me with Babe Ruth."

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Poster: Don Shula Date: Nov 10, 2007 9:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: George Halas....I Never Knew

Hes got nothing on me. I am and will always be Don the magic Juan Bishop.

Still the only undefeated team.

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Nov 11, 2007 2:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: George Halas....I Never Knew

What are you talking about? There have been quite a few undefeated teams in NFL history.

Akron Pros 8-0 1920
Canton Bulldogs 10-0 1922
Canton Bulldogs 11-0 1923
Green Bay Packers 12-0 1929
Chicago Bears 13-0 1934
Chicago Bears 11-0 1942
Cleveland Browns 14-0 1948
Miami Dolphins 14-0 1972